THUNDER BAY – Lake Superior Discovery Place (LSDP) will be holding its first ever Lake Superior Symposium to be held at the historic Prince Arthur Hotel. It’s a time for people to learn, explore and to connect with where we live. Two speakers will focus on the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and its regional relevance, followed by a public consultation on area lighthouses.
Mr. Greg Stroud, the Visitor Experience Manager Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, will share tourism perspectives, potentials and share examples of other success stories throughout the country.
Dr. Harvey Lemelin, Lakehead University Research Chair in Parks and Protected Areas, Lakehead University Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism will speak on regional perspectives of the area as they relate to economic development potential. Dr. Lemelin will also present tourism research he has conducted specifically on the Marine Conservation Area.
To conclude the event, Friends of Trowbridge Lighthouse group will be conducting a public consultation on how the community might engage with regional Lighthouses.
LSDP was established to further the vision of a dynamic, year round multi-purpose facility on the Thunder Bay waterfront and to facilitate the protection, enjoyment and celebration of Lake Superior and its watershed. The not-for-profit, “grass-roots”, community based coalition of members and supporters who are, either personally or through the culture of their representative organizations, interested in the future of Thunder Bay and region’s waterfront.
The Superior Symposium will take place on Saturday May 4th from 9am till 4pm. Tickets for the event are available at Eco Superior, FORM Architecture Engineering, or the Prince Arthur Hotel.